DSC needs a supporting PowerShell version, which is version 4.0, and operating system from Windows 2008 R2 onwards. DSC is built on CIM and needs the WinRM listeners, service, and script execution policy.
Download .NET Framework 4.5 using the URL: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40855
Download WMF 4.0 from the following link: http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=40855
Let's take a look at the .NET framework version installed on the Windows 2008 R2 SP1 box from the registry using PowerShell. Run the following command for this:
Get-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\NET Framework Setup\NDP\v4\Client'
The output is illustrated in the following image:
You can also install the .NET Framework 4.5 first and then check the version after successful...